deMeng and Engen (deMEngen) present:
Wizard of Odds ArtVenture
January 18 – January 23, 2016
Each year the deMeng and Engen New Orleans ArtVenture gets bigger and better. 2016 is no different. This year’s theme is based on the Wizard of Oz so the workshop and experiences will assuredly be a bit down the Yellow Brick Road and somewhere over the rainbow. The events lined up will be unlike anything you’ll find in Kansas… our own costumed Wizard of Odds Parade through the French Quarter, an artist’s reception and party at Graphite Gallery featuring Michael’s Wizard of Odds series, a hunt for the Wicked Witch of the West’s broom, and the first parade of Mardis Gras…the Krewe du Vieux. Okay then…time to pack up the house and catch the next twister…destination New Orleans!
In Michael’s workshop, The Wizard of Odds, you will pick a character from the books or the film(s) and using various found objects and doodads you will create a contemporary interpretation. Click here for workshop details.
Whatever your Oz affiliation, you just might need a banner to announce your comings and goings as you parade down the Yellow Brick Road through the French Quarter. Perhaps you’re a Winged Monkey, a Munchkin or a Winkie. Maybe you represent the Lollypop Guild or the Lullaby League. In this one day optional Parade Banners workshop we are going to create our very own Wizard of Odds themed parade banners. Click here for workshop details.
In New Orleans, you can never get too much of a good thing. You’ll have plenty of time to explore on your own, as well as time to leisurely savor the unique food and drink found only in this historic city on the Delta.
Tropical in climate, lush in setting, exotic in architecture and sensual in atmosphere, New Orleans is a worldly, richly creative environment like no other. It’s no wonder that the city has been — and continues to be — a favorite muse for an incredible legacy of artists, artisans, performers, musicians, writers and chefs.